Installing the Jmol Applet on a Server
is only easy to install pages containing Jmol/JSmol on plain vanilla web
servers (ie. Apache, ngnix).
These instructions may not work for Microsoft servers (anybody with
access to one who tests this let me know the results). If you are using
a content management system (CMS) these instructions are likely to
to function within them. CMSs are also difficult to load a whole
directory structure into. Some of the Jmol team is working on embedding
Jmol in wikis (see the Jmol wiki for more information). If
you do not know how to add content to your web server you should
discuss this with your web administrator before attempting to install
Jmol or pages that use Jmol.
You will need to load a number of files onto your server. The best way
to accomplish this is to make an ftp or sftp connection to your web
Some possible software choices for file transfer are Filezilla for Windows, MacOS or LINUX, MacOS Finder for ftp, Fugu for sftp on MacOS, and the standard fileviewer in most LINUX distributions.
the jsmol.zip file onto your server in the appropriate place, usually
somewhere near the top of the directory structure you have access
Then unzip jsmol.zip. This will create a directory with both the
version of Jmol/JSmol. You only need to do this once or if you
want to upgrade. Make sure you know where you
are installing the jsmol directory as you will have to specify the path to Jmol/JSmol in web pages you
Last Update: February 3, 2014
by J. Gutow